Hey beautiful friends... just wanted to remind you that the BEST thing you can work on is YOU. 💋 I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting and it’s amazing the clarity you get when you give your spirit a chance to have space to speak.
Cool photography! 😛
This was a year ago. We all change within a year. It’s how we embrace the changes that matter most. I’ve solo hiked majority of my hikes. Mainly for myself. I spent years focusing on what made others happy and not enough on what makes me whole and happy as an individual. And not only that, I spent it on all of the wrong people and forgot about the person who mattered the most. Myself. If I’m not happy, how could the ones around me be? I didn’t know how to be alone. And I realized this when I was asked something so simple, “What do you like to do for yourself?” I sat there with a blank stare. I thought about it and realized I was stuck. I had a few answers but they sounded ridiculous when I said them out loud. “Run?” I even said it like I was trying to convince myself that’s what made me happy. And to be honest it’s just what I did to get away from everything and have some alone time during that time in my life. I ran. That’s it. That’s all I had. They then pointed out, “There has to be more to it than that...you know, you focus on what I love and I appreciate that but what about yourself?” This had to be one of the most awakening times in my life. This simple conversation sat in my mind for days. I went out on a solo hike and there it sat over my head like a cloud. My solo hiking became more frequent and days turned into weeks. Throughout that entire year I hiked and that cloud started to dissipate. What was empty in my heart started to feel whole. Being outdoors has helped me find myself. I’ve found places where I could sit alone for hours. The thought of being alone used to frighten me. I now realize it was just me being afraid of being alone with someone I didn’t know, myself. ✨
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Roots and rocks and roots and rocks............ I was determined to finish the Devil’s Path in a day but, I’ll be honest, I had so many “What the hell have I gotten myself into?” moments. A strong support system and my internal words of “Finish the thing.”, got me out of the woods soaking wet but damn elated, in a day. I have never been more proud of my body and I have remembered just how resilient my little, short friggin’ legs really are. 📷: @ellegirl930
I think I found the most entry level 4x4 trail ever that won’t freak my mom out when she comes. 🤓 when I first got my truck, I took it off-roading and was convinced to try to send it through some muddy red clay. Well, I got stuck and my brother in law had to come rescue me. I’ve played it more safe since then 😬 or travel in pairs
|| live your life full of experiences & always strive for newer + richer adventures || 🙌🏽
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up at 8,200ft celebrating my first 40+ mile run week after 7 weeks of 0-39 miles.⛰🌲☀️ #pacificcresttrail#visitcalifornia
I have been building up to this mileage slowww & steady, but after this week of...
5 runs, 4 workouts, 3 days of flying, & 2 rest/active recovery days...
I’m feeling SO much stronger, healthier, & motivated.💙
(sigh) ending the weekend so thankful for today’s views, my handsome who took this pic + has my heart, & for all that I'm able to do, day after day.🙏🏽 #sundayfunday#runtruckee#gogarzgo#runaretesac#borntorunfree#summerofstrong#irunthisbody#iwbll